Sell downloadable products

You can sell photos, ebooks or any downloadable files online and show the customer the download link automatically. A customizable email with a download link will also be sent to the customer's email address.  Have a "Self-service" page where customers can get their products by email anytime without needing any assistance by you. Limit the download link with an expiration time and maximum download attemps. The download files are safe and secure.

In 3 easy steps, you can have your store selling downloadable products instantly.

Sell Downloads with PayPal IPN (Instant Payment Notification)

What is PayPal IPN?

When your PayPal account receives a payment, PayPal will notify you by calling a URL to your server. That method is called IPN, Instant Payment Notification. Your server can be called upon to send an email with the download link to the customer.

Why do I need IPN to sell downloads?

IPN is designed to be secure, reliable, and asynchronous. When you enable IPN, PayPal sends messages to the IPN URL you specify in your account profile. Even if the payment is pending, the IPN will still work. The best way to sell downloads is to use PayPal IPN and PDT together.

Other topics:

Setup link expiration requirements

Customize the email text

Customize the "from" and "cc" on emails

Self service page for customers

Manage customer records

Create record files of selling downloads